Another wild-collected seedling that was discovered in NE Thailand in 2015 by Thoop Nakasan of Nan, Thailand. The species (B.membranacea) was in a flowering cycle in Thailand around 2009-2012 and most of the resultant seedlings have developed true to form. Some rare mutations are being discovered and this is one of the more spectacular.
Imported in 2016. It's now growing in our test field and propagation has begun.
Unlike the 'Waterfall' cultivar, this cultivar grows in the typical, upright form of Bambusa membranacea (but still smaller overall). The leaves are tiny and variegated green with cream-colored stripes.
It should be an ideal focal point in small gardens or feature bamboo in the foreground of large gardens.
So far, it looks to max out at 16' tall with 1/2" diameter culms. We'll update these specs as it continues to develop in the growing conditions of south Florida. Min temp, 25 deg F. Min USDA zone: 9a. Click to find your zone.